It’s time for Neal Rubin to revisit Aaron Aagard’s “origin story” and remind the readers that AA is a big fan on electronic dance music. Aaron is passing up a shindig at Pete De Windt’s to check out Kill The Noise at the Grande Ballroom.
Pete De Windt saw a lot of action last year. He was the starting TE at the periphery of the Heather Burns story. He was part of a double play combo with Barry Bader. He plays some unspecified role on the basketball team too, but for plot purposes, he’s just a guy whose game after parties are too tame for the likes of Aaron Aagard.
Aaron needs that grinding pulse of EDM to get his blood pumping. What better way to address that need than checking out Kill The Noise! Like with Backyard Tire Fire, Rubin has decided to name check a real musical act and of course I’ve never heard of this act because it’s EDM and I confuse Skrillex with a medicated acne pad. Mike Granger’s reaction suggests he feels the same way about Kill The Noise.
It’s not my cup a tea either, but what do I know:
A few years ago I was at a local town meeting about some issue, and my neighbor down the street stood up and said “I dont want to have the last word but…” but he did as nobody else spoke and the meeting adjourned. Well it looks like I have the last word for 2016.
The Downsville Eagles are a real high school team in Downsville New York, so the Larks either boarded a plane or else that bus smelled pretty raunchy from the long trip with unis on. Hopefully Aaron stayed for the New Years party at Times Square after the game; I know all-nighters are a thing for him so why not practice what you’re good at? Maybe Ryan Seacrest needs the night off and AA can host.
Then they play boring ol Tilden in the Valley and AA is back to his C game. Coaches cant figure it out; the answer will be revealed by May, but already if you’re not fed up with looking at this weirdo you’re in the minority.
And yeah he scored 18 blah blah but did they win? I know plenty of guys who scored a lot and their teams were under .500 for their career. Pete Maravich in the NBA was a great example. In his 8 full seasons his team had 1 winning record. One. And LSU never made the NCAA tourney while he was scoring 44 points a game for 3 seasons. Yes I know it was harder back then to make the field but still, winning basketball is more then 1 guy racking in all the points. Wilt always outscored Russell but who had more rings? You think I didnt get tired of watching Michael score 35 a game for the Bulls and go 0-9 in the playoffs before he figured out if he shared the ball they’d win more? 6 banners in the United Center tell that tale.
Yeah good thing Paul Beaudry got hot. Why are the coaches worried about who scores how many? I had said before that defense is more important anyway in hoops. With those wings AA should be blocking shots like Akeem the Dream or Ewing back in the day. Thats what you do when the shots arent falling. But he gets alligator arms like in the commercial with the check on the table.. and I can see him enjoying that duck too!
December 13, 2016
Is Gil being sarcastic in panel one because he looks pretty torqued there?
Are panels two and three crying out for me to make a joke about how much alcohol Gil can consume in his two jumbo ‘coffees’ before seven a.m.?
Wait a second, what the hell is Kaz wearing and why is he sitting like that?
Too many questions…
Remember how we haven’t seen The Secret Pelwecki in ages? Well, there he is on the way to Valley Tech. He must play a role in Heather’s idea. I hope it’s a good idea. Gil and Kaz can’t generate ideas themselves.
Panels one and three are plenty ridiculous, but panel two is a cornucopia of Milford weirdness. Had I more time and inspiration, I would try to track down the vintage of whatever monitor that might be or, at least, I would make a joke about how Gil had coasters stacked on either side of it.
Unseen footage: I would love to have a strip with one of the AP teachers complaining to Dr. Pearl about all of the bullshit passes Gil sends to excuse students from class on the flimsiest of pretenses.
Updated to add ‘freak hands’ tag… don’t look too long at Heather’s wrist in P1 if you know what’s good for you.
This is about as cutting a remark as we can hope for from Marty Moon, even though technically a heavy rain storm wouldn’t end the game early unless there’s some byzantine rules in the Valley Conference about weather conditions coupled with blowout scores. Note that Marty uses the colloquial term “gully washer”. Here’s an interesting look at some other regional variations (see “a heavy rain”). I didn’t quite find the definitive guide to the abbreviations used by that site, but if I’m reading that right, the term gully washer is in widespread use, excluding New England. Is this a clue to the location of Milford? Are we so deep in the weeds of this story line that things like this are commanding my attention? What if Marty had prayed for a turd-floater?
Moving beyond Regional English and Geography, we’ve got an awkward handshake with Tilden’s coach. It looks like Chris is really admiring Gil’s knuckles. Then Gil promises his team they’ll figure out what went wrong. That sounds like some sort of coaching. Good luck, Gil. At least we can look forward to Madison Time. If you want to practice, here’s a tutorial.
“No, let’s crush Heather’s confidence – and her body – instead.” Good job, Coach Shaw. You get more lines this season than you have in many and you’re ready to throw a girl under the bus. Meanwhile, the double entendres continue as Mimi quizzes Gil (who’s striking a Lincoln Memorial pose) about his past and future. I’m not even gonna take that bait today; y’all can run with that with your dirty minds.
5’8″, 150 is ridiculously small for a TE. Slot receiver, too. This coming from yhs who was a 5’8″, 190 reserve NT/ILB in high school. Granted that was during the Carter Administration and at a school in a town with one traffic light, but enough about me. I gotta start getting my drink on. The WLOCP is this afternoon and by all accounts it’s gonna get ugly fast.
Inspiration for today’s post title, as if y’all didn’t know already: